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HTML Headings


HTML headings are titles or subtitles that you want to display on a webpage.


Example

Heading 1

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

Heading 5
Heading 6
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HTML Headings

HTML headings are defined with the <h1> to <h6> tags.

<h1> defines the most important heading. <h6> defines the least important heading.

Example

<h1>Heading 1</h1>
<h2>Heading 2</h2>
<h3>Heading 3</h3>
<h4>Heading 4</h4>
<h5>Heading 5</h5>
<h6>Heading 6</h6>
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Note: Browsers automatically add some white space (a margin) before and after a heading.


Headings Are Important

Search engines use the headings to index the structure and content of your web pages.

Users often skim a page by its headings. It is important to use headings to show the document structure.

<h1> headings should be used for main headings, followed by <h2> headings, then the less important <h3>, and so on.

Note: Use HTML headings for headings only. Don't use headings to make text BIG or bold.


Bigger Headings

Each HTML heading has a default size. However, you can specify the size for any heading with the style attribute, using the CSS font-size property:

Example

<h1 style="font-size:60px;">Heading 1</h1>
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HTML Exercises

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Exercise:

Use the correct HTML tag to add a heading with the text "London".



<p>London is the capital city of England. It is the most populous city in the United Kingdom, with a metropolitan area of over 13 million inhabitants.</p>

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HTML Tag Reference

W3Schools' tag reference contains additional information about these tags and their attributes.

Tag Description
<html> Defines the root of an HTML document
<body> Defines the document's body
<h1> to <h6> Defines HTML headings

For a complete list of all available HTML tags, visit our HTML Tag Reference.